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How to divide up your day for balance


MY STORY OF SURVIVAL – How to avoid stress and have a balanced day?

How to divide up your day in a balanced way?

How to have a balanced day?

All of us have twenty-four hours in a day. A busy Mum may not have as many choices with regards to how she divides up her day, compared to director of a large firm. But to some extent we all have choices.

The main thing to keep in mind is to balance the hours of work with sleep and the hours of chores with fun.

When I was younger I slept for nine hours every night without waking once.
At some stage in my thirties, everything had become hard work and even scheduling in for time out with the children had become a chore and hard work. All I ever wanted to do was catch up on sleep.

Looking back now, I can see that I did not sleep properly for years and years. I would only catch little naps here and there in between breast feeding and taking care of the household and later on the clinics also. Sleep was a luxury which I felt that i couldn’t afford.

I was so severely sleep deprived that i had rats crawling over me at night… or so I thought. The registrar at the hospital labelled these experiences ‘hallucinations due to severe sleep deprivation.”

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Ariana Huffington from the Huffington Post would probably have some idea of what I’m talking about. One day, she fell asleep on her desk from exhaustion and broke one of her cheek bones. She is now an ardent advocate for people living balanced lives with enough sleep factored in as mentioned in her book ,”Thrive; The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life.”

To be able to thrive, it is a good idea to start off by figuring out how many hours sleep we need per night. Most people need between seven and nine hours sleep each night to function optimally throughout the day. All of my elderly friends in their eighties and nineties  sleep nine or more hours a day.

Once you figure out how many hours sleep you need, you can add to this the amount of hours you work each day. When you subtract the sum total of work and sleep hours, from the 24, you’re left with the amount of hours available for chores and fun or leisure time.

How to divide up your day?

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So how should you divide up your day? That’s up to you to decide. I am giving you a template that I try to live by and I am still convalescing. So what do the eight hours work a day mean for me? These are the hours where I do my exercises, thank you Geoff Dakin! and tell my body to unlearn bad habits and incorporate more beneficial habits from now on. I see local therapists who also help me get back on my feet. During my eight ‘work’ hours I work on creating a life that is more wholesome and BALANCED than the life I previously led and which got me into trouble. I read up on how to handle my stresses and closely monitor my diet to grow back strong muscles and bones and organs. It’s hard work but I’m loving every moment of it.

The purpose of dividing up your day

When I was in my twenties I worked really hard. See a pattern here? I worked so hard that when I came home from work I was so exhausted that after dinner I would fall straight asleep. I did this for a period of around seven years. I would leave for work at seven in the morning to beat the peak hour traffic and return at around 6 o’clock at night. By the time I had eaten dinner I often would be asleep before the washing of the dishes.

One day I came across an article that said, ‘We all have the same amount of hours in a day.’ I thought about that for a little while and wrote down on a serviette what I did with my days. It looked something like this.

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Work and travel added up to 11 hours and sleep added up to 9.5 hours and eating and showering added up to around two hours per day.

I had been doing this for SEVEN years and then I decided that I wanted more out of life and carved out a two hour slot each day where I would practice writing. Every day I started to look forward to my writing exercises. I signed up to a course to study writing and straight after dinner I would sit for two hours studying my ‘Traveling Journalist’ course. Funny enough I managed to stay up for this and once I went to sleep I wouldn’t feel as exhausted as I used to, prior to studying Travel Journalism.

This episode in my life taught me an important lesson. Dividing up my day and figuring out where my time went was really useful to me. It showed me what was possible and where I could factor in some joy and fun.

It is REALLY important to factor some fun and joy and educational time into your day. Doing the course made me feel alive and everything else seemed easier because of it. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my day job and I loved my husband and overall this was a good period in my life. But much as I loved my job, it was very demanding with long hours due to the daily commute.

Years later, when I became pregnant with my eldest, I learned another important life lesson and that is, that sleep is REALLY important too.

It’s all about balance

Michael Hyatt, one of my mentors, has designed an ideal week template which I highly mh-ideal-weekrecommend. You can check it out here.

 

For me, leading a fulfilling life is all about getting the balance right. Keep everything in balance!  Love to hear how you do that.

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How to avoid stress?


MY STORY OF SURVIVAL – How to avoid stress?

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For how to divide up your day, click here.

How to deal with stress?

I haven’t always dealt so well with stress. I still do not always deal very well with stress. but I’ve come up with a formula to deal with my stresses that works most the time.

Why is is that some people deal well with their stress and others not so well? In the end we all have 24 hours in a day to deal with whatever comes our way. I read up on the subject of stress to get a better handle on it and deal with it in a more mature way. My Story of Survival will give you a taste of what can happen when stresses aren’t managed or eliminated.
I may include this in the next edition of My Story of Survival. I only came to this formula on reflection and not whilst I was writing.

My favourite book that I turn to for advice, is the Bible and during my period of convalescence I created Scripture Cards  for comfort and advice, which you can send to your friends for free online or purchase in a set of 24 cards.

Favourite Books

In addition to the Bible I also read other books which help me deal with challenging situations in my life. Over the last year I have come across a few gems and like to share these with you.

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Toolkit for Wellness: Master Your Health and Stress Response for Life
by Deidre Edwards et al.
Link: http://a.co/ednQF6K

 

 

This book gives us lots of different tools on how to deal with stress. Really like it!

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How to Hear God – Book 1: A Seven day guide to Hearing God

by Ian Banner
Link: http://a.co/529hD1a

 

 

 

This book is written by a man of God who helps us hear God in our lives. Love it!

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Greater Balance, Greater Reward: Five Steps to Better Health, Productivity, and Work Life Balance (Greater Balance Books Book 1)
by Jeff Kooz
Link: http://a.co/6yXHIpr

 

This book taught me much about balance, and did so in an entertaining way. Great read!

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The God Session: Healing the Past and Embracing the Future with Scripture, Science, and Energy Medicine
by Kathryn Springman
Link: http://a.co/dLdV0tm

 

 

 

This book helps deal with past present and future stresses. Awesome!

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The Benefits of Stress: Use Your Stress to Create the Life of Your Dreams
by Robyn Spooner
Link: http://a.co/byVdFpw

 

This book taught me that stresses do not have to be endured, they can be eliminated! Wow!

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I Give You Authority: Practicing the Authority Jesus Gave Us
by Charles H. Kraft
Link: http://a.co/i8NeouR

 

 

 

This book taught me to exercise the authority I was given and be diligent about it. Empowering!

The above are just some of the books that I’ve come across during the last year that help me deal with stresses in my life.

I’m still  learning and I love to hear from anyone who has found other ways to deal with the ups and downs of life.

If you’re wondering how to divide up your days? I’ll share this with you in my next post.

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here.

MY BOOKS AND A FREE VIDEO COURSE – To download a copy of MY STORY OF SURVIVAL click here. For a copy of MIMI’S BOOK LAUNCH PLAN, click here. For a copy of GOD HEALED ME click here.
For a free video course on how to write a bestseller, click here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of  Christian Authors Worldwide, This is FUN! Mimi’s Launch Party and co-administrator of OMEGA nonfiction writers I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 

 

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HOW TO SIMULTANEOUSLY POST TO THE BIG 5 FOR FREE? Nifty WP feature.


BOOKS  AND BLOGS  WP FEATURE –  Quick and easy free tutorial for successful authorsQuick and easy free tutorial kit for successful authorsHow to
Simultaneously post to the BIG 5
Nifty WP feature

As we market our goods and services, we’re told that it is a good idea to write regular blog posts. I’ve discovered that not many people are aware of this nifty WP feature where you can post to the BIG 5 social media networks in one go.

When I mention the BIG 5, I am referring to the high traffic social media networks Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and WordPress.

You need an account with all of these to be able to make a post on any of them.

Once you’ve set up your accounts with the BIG 5, go to your WordPress account and write a blog post.

When I write on my WordPress Blog this is set to automatically share with my Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Google plus accounts. How sweet is that?

How to simultaneously post to the BIG 5?

The feature to automatically share my post on my other social media is found on the left of my WP portal beneath the Sharing button.

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You can see that I have selected to share with two Facebook accounts, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. That’s 6 accounts! Click, done! Easy-peasy and effortless sharing for free.

How do you connect this service up?

By clicking on the + CONNECT NEW SERVICE BUTTON underneath these accounts. When you click that button what will come up on the right hand side in your WP portal is a list of social media sites that you can link up with.

publish-your-postHow to prepare for blog posts to be shared in advance?

To prepare my posts in advance I click on the PUBLISH button, on the left of the page and set the date and time I would like my post to be shared.

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Voila ici. Done! Easy-peasy, for FREE.

If this post was helpful you can like and share this post at the bottom of the page. For more quick and easy tutorials you can join my launch team to receive a free copy of my upcoming book The Holy Grail of Book Launching or sign up to my newsletter to be kept up-to-date of new tutorials and new releases.

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here. For a copy of God Healed Me click here. You can find my website here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Co-Administrator of  OMEGA nonfiction Writers and Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide and MIMI’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

 


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Unity vs Uniformity


Unity vs Uniformity

Since the 1980s I have been striving to understand our Creator’s holy calendar and live in accordance with the times He hard-wired into Creation. Over the years I have seen a proliferation of calendar systems among those turning to Scripture, … Continue reading → The post Unity vs Uniformity appeared first on Nehemia’s Wall.

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What is greater than God? More evil than the devil?


What is greater than God? More evil than the devil?

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Don’t think about the answer, just say it!

That’s right. You got it!

 

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here. For a copy of God Healed Me click here. You can find my website here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Co-Administrator of  OMEGA nonfiction Writers and Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide and MIMI’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

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Living forever


About Living forever

The religious go to heaven and the non-religious go to hell. True or false? What does the Bible have to say about this?

According to Pope Francis, atheists can go to heaven  and the Bible seems to agree. Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan to explain to his disciples what loving one’s neighbour is all about. Interestingly enough in this parable the two religious people didn’t perform so well.

Last week I wrote a post about Mother Teresa being declared a saint by the Catholic Church. I mentioned how this made me think about the legacy that I’m leaving behind. I changed the banner on this blog to reflect my thoughts.

Will all of us live forever?

I say yes. Believing in Jesus and following his teachings comes with a promise of afterlife. But what if we’re not religious, and we don’t believe in heaven and/or hell?

All of us, after passing on, will live on in the hearts and memories of the people that knew us. Even a one-day-old baby will make an impression on the people around him/her.

What legacy will we leave behind? Writing a book is one of many ways to leave behind a legacy. But regardless if we write a book or not, every single day we continuously make impressions on others and affect the lives of those around us. And this is true also for people who do not do much of anything at all. Be that by choice or because of illness.
Inaction can have as much, if not a greater impact than action.

Do you know the saying that people may not remember what you said or did; but they will remember how you made them feel, a long time after you’re gone?

Jesus the Greatest Teacher that ever lived.

Jesus was the greatest teacher that ever lived for sure. His teachings live on in the hearts of billions of people today and this is millennia after his Crucifixion. Religious and non-religious people alike admire his humility, strength, compassion and try to live according to his morals and teachings. Jesus disciples saw Jesus ascend up into heaven.
But if you’re non-religious and have difficulties believing this, there is no denying the fact that Jesus is living on forever in the hearts and minds of the majority of humanity.

So is there an afterlife?

My Bible tells me yes and I believe this. But let’s assume for a moment that you’re not religious and you do not believe in an afterlife. Your words and actions and the impressions you make on the people around you will live on long after you’ve passed on.
Food for thought, I think.

When it looked like I was going to die, at some stage I was desperate to just get my paperwork and ‘smalls drawer’ in order. I did not want to be remembered as someone who left a chaotic mess behind.

I was not able to get up and sort these things myself and had to rely on others to do so for me. This taught me to deal with ‘things’ as they come up because I learned that ‘later’ may never come.

During and after my long illness I looked for and found role models and mentors, people that have gone before and I can look up to and follow. Jesus and Mother Teresa are two obvious role models that are perfect traveling companions for my spiritual journey.

For my book publishing journey I’ve found other mentors and I will share some of their websites and services with you in a future blog post.

Do you know your life’s purpose?

The other day I stumbled across a book called ‘Destination Unknown’ by John H Clark III. I do not agree with the title of the book, because as mentioned earlier I believe that my destination is known. I acknowledge however that for many people this is not the case. And I agree with John that; no matter what the beliefs, there is a sense that contemplating the great unknown—what happens when we die—creates more meaning to the days we have left on this earth.

I understand where Missy Walters is coming from. She is one of the contributors from John’s book and she mentions,

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quote by Missy Walters in Destination Unknown by John H Clark III

I have not read the whole book and may not agree with the majority of views but it is not about that. It is about human beings expressing their views on life after death and we’re all entitled to have our view on this without dogma getting in the way.
I post the description to John’s book below because it is an interesting exercise to read what other people’s beliefs are.

John H. Clark III wrote a book called ‘Destination Unknown.’ Below is the description of his Amazon product page.

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Do You Know Your Life’s Purpose?

Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you tired of just getting through each day instead of feeling a sense of purpose and direction? Sometimes the answer to a question is best explored in reverse. In order to find more purpose in life, perhaps we need to go to the end—death—and work backwards from there. Is it possible that contemplating death can lead to more meaning in life?

Is There Such a Thing as Life After Death?

What happens to us after we die? Do we see our loved ones who have passed? Do we enter a white tunnel of life? Do we go straight to Heaven or Hell? Or is there simply blackness? Since the dawn of time, human beings have been asking these very questions. The subjects of life, death, and purpose are arguably the most important we will ever encounter.

Questions of Death, Answers for Life

John Clark has tackled the weighty subject of life after death in his newest book, Destination Unknown. Through interviews with people all over the globe—Buddhists, atheists, Christians; men and women; young and old; school teachers, IT professionals, and military personnel—he has compiled a tapestry of views on death that are as diverse as the people themselves. Some believe in ghosts, spirits, and other dimensions. Some are sure they will meet God, be judged, and sent to Heaven or Hell. Some have had near death experiences. But no matter what the beliefs, there is a sense that contemplating the great unknown—what happens when we die—creates more meaning to the days we have left on this earth.

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Over the years I have studied and practiced different world religions and eventually embraced the Bible as God’s Holy Word and the authority in my life. As such I may share but can not endorse other views expressed on my blog.

 

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ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here. For a copy of God Healed Me click here. You can find my website here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Co-Administrator of  OMEGA nonfiction Writers and Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide and MIMI’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!

YOUR STORY IS YOUR LEGACY


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Mother Teresa declared a saint. Favourite quotes.


Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

Your story creates a legacy

Mother Teresa quote; “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa was just declared a saint. Why was that? Because she devoted her life to helping India’s poor, particularly those abandoned and discarded.Mother-Teresa-2-72If it takes a life of total self sacrifice and miracles to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church; I’m not holding my breath.

Mother Teresa sure made me think and evaluate my own life.Mother-Teresa-1-72What about you? How will you be remembered?

Do you realise that your life is your story, is your legacy?

Think about it. What you do today, will be remembered by those around you forever after.

When I realised this, it scared the heck out of me.YOUR STORY IS YOUR LEGACYYOUR STORY CREATES A LEGACY

This is what happened to me. I suffered pancreatic attacks and ruptured my appendix. After emergency admission to hospital by ambulance I spent a week on a drip. Due to septicemia and intolerance to antibiotics the doctors decided against an operation because an adverse outcome was seen to be too great. Eventually the doctors sent me home ‘to get better’ so that they could operate on me and take my appendix out.

Haha, I still have my appendix, praise the Lord!

I was laid up in bed, very sick for a very long time… how does nearly a decade of just lying in bed sound? A wonderful homeopath visited and prescribed Cleavers and Paragen.

I prayed. My daughters prayed. God heard me! I am now a #1 bestselling author of three books. Alleluia!

My time has not yet come but no one knows when that might be, When you come so close, it makes you think, so today, what is my legacy? Or what is it going to be?Mahatma-Ghandi-1-72.jpgEvery day we live our legacy.

I now help people with food intolerances and allergies, and I help people live and leave their legacy by helping them launch their books. How good is that?

Everyone has something special to offer, sometimes we just lose sight of it in the daily hustle and bustle.Mother-Teresa-4-72Feel free to re-blog this post and share with your friends so that they also can take a moment to think about what they want to be remembered by and start living that today.

Thank you Mother Teresa for being one of my role models.

Wishing you a blissful and purposeful day!

Mimi 

Love to hear in the comments what you intend your legacy to be. Be sure to include links to your website, book, blog etc.

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ABOUT THE CONTENT – All content on this website is copyrighted and you can read more about this here. Please also read the disclaimer about my authority and qualifications. Occasionally I partner with people because I like their products and you can read about that here.

ABOUT SCRIPTURE CARDS – If you want to send free Scripture Cards to your friends click here and you want to buy hard copies of Scripture Cards you can click here. To download a copy of my Story of Survival click here. For a copy of Mimi’s Book Launch Plan, click here. For a copy of God Healed Me click here. You can find my website here.

NEW BOOKS RELEASES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS – As a member of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance and as a member of the Christian Indie Authors Reading Group and as the current Administrator of Christian Authors Worldwide, I share new book releases, interviews and reviews with my readers. Stay tuned!